Swanson v. Sears,
224 U.S. 180 (1912)

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Swanson v. Sears, 224 U.S. 180 (1912)

Swanson v. Sears

No. 217

Argued March 15, 1912

Decided April 1, 1912

224 U.S. 180


A location and discovery on land withdrawn quoad hoc from the public domain by a valid and subsisting mining claim is absolutely void for the purpose of founding a contradictory right; nor does it become valid by reason of the subsequent failure of the right existing when it was filed.

17 Idaho 321 affirmed.

The facts, which involve the construction of the mining law of the United States, are stated in the opinion.

Page 224 U. S. 181

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